Having your teeth cleaned by a dental hygienist is very
important to maintain overall health. Research has identified
the link between periodontal (gum) disease and potentially fatal
conditions like stroke, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
Brushing can often miss difficult-to-clean areas of the teeth,
which results in a build-up of plaque. Once it hardens into
tartar, regular brushing will not remove it. When the tartar
goes below the gumline, bacterial infections will occur, which
has an overall effect on your health.
To get your teeth their cleanest, we use a Piezo Scaler™ to
remove the plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth and
the deep pockets under the gumline. The scaler is a hand tool
that puts out high-frequency vibrations to loosen the deposits
in a quick and efficient manner. Patients have told us there is
less discomfort with this high-tech tool than with regular
You Find Yourself Falling Asleep on the Job?
Have you been diagnosed with sleep apnea? Do you fall asleep
during waking hours or snore loudly when you sleep? If you
already use the CPAP device, you may be frustrated with the
bulkiness and inconvenience to use it or carry it with you when
you travel. The CPAP device is the traditional solution for
sleep apnea. It is a machine that pumps air into a mask that
fits over a patient’s nose or mouth. Wearing a mask throughout
the night is uncomfortable for many people, so they stop wearing
We have a different solution to this problem – a small, acrylic
oral appliance that fits over your upper and lower teeth. It
will gently realign the position of your jaw and tongue,
allowing air to flow into your lungs while you sleep. It has
been very successful in 90% of patients. It is easily inserted
or removed and easy to carry along when traveling. Give us a
call today if you have this problem, so you can start getting a
good night’s rest.
– Proper Bite Alignment Treatment Helps You Say ‘Goodbye’ to
If your bite (occlusion) does not come together properly, you
may be suffering from shoulder and neck pain, headaches, or
aching and popping in your jaws. When your jaw does not settle
into the position nature intended, the muscles near the jaw
become strained, leading to various types of pain and
discomfort. If you have accepted that there is no help for this
condition, we want you to know we can help. Your jaw can be
positioned correctly to release the stress and strain on
muscles. You can say good-bye to headaches and other pain. Let
us tell you about the procedure that will add quality to your
Headache Relief with NTI™
For our patients who suffer from migraine and tension headaches,
we are pleased to offer a drug-free alternative for relief. The
FDA-approved NTI™ device is an oral appliance that relaxes the
scalp muscles to prevent most headaches. Eight-two percent of
patients in clinical testing had a 77% reduction in migraines.
It is a painless, affordable, preventive solution to let you
feel happy and healthy again.
Are You Diabetic or Pre-Diabetic?
If you are a diabetic that struggles with controlling your blood
sugar, did you know the health of your teeth and gums might be a
part of the problem? Diabetes affects gum disease, and gum
disease affects diabetes. Not all dentists are specifically
trained to help you with this health concern. Our doctors have
had specialized training to care for diabetics, and we provide a
complimentary consultation for your needs. Our care is
compassionate and we can help.
Your Peak Athletic Performance
If you are an athlete, you know how important muscle
conditioning is to have the strength for optimum performance.
But are you aware that the jaw also plays a role in maximizing
your strength and performance? When your jaw is in proper
alignment, you will have longer endurance, better balance, and
more power. With AgilityGuard™, you have 40 years of proven
neuromuscular research on your side. Ask us about this
custom-made mouthguard to help give your performance your best
If it’s time for your next
cleaning, or if you’d like to discuss any of your dental
concerns or needs, call us now at (510) 530-7000.